|Origin||Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia|
|Genres||Heavy metal, stoner rock, space rock, psychedelic rock|
|Labels||High Beam Music|
|Past members||Ben Lough|
Thumlock were a stoner rock band from Wollongong.The band's name was derived from combining the words thumbscrews and hemlock. They formed in 1994 as a three piece by Ben Lough (guitar/vocals), Greg Eshman (drums) and Wayne Stokes (bass). The band released Dripping Silver Heat and then expanded with the addition of Raff Iacurto (guitar). The band signed with High Beam Music and released an EP, Lunar Mountain Sunrise, and two full length albums, Emerald Liquid Odyssey and Sojourns Lucid Magic, and broke up in 2002
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Thumlock have been likened to ""Masters of Reality" or "Paranoid" period Black Sabbath""
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